Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Here's Liam, another victim of Taylor's fashion torture. There's something so cute about it though.

It's been tough around here lately with sickness and fussy babies so we have to cut loose sometimes.

Here's a picture of my new haircut too. I'm glad to have something that's easier to take care of at this point. Gotta go, Gavin's screaming....again.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Praise God in all things

I've been thinking about a post I received about how we're willing to praise God when things go well but do we think to do it when things aren't? Not really. I was really convicted about that and so started to praise Him for the hard times that caused me to grow or that transformed my marriage. At the time it wasn't fun but it definitely was for the best.

Last night was a prime example. Liam decided to scream in his crib on and off for over two hours. I checked his diaper several times and kept telling him to go to sleep but nothing would soothe him. I really got frustrated and gave up. Then Bill got involved and in his frustration brought all the kids back downstairs to watch t.v. since no one was sleeping anyway. I told him to go back upstairs and turn off the baby monitor. Liam stayed up until 11:30 and then threw himself down on the air matress in exhaustion. Then at 12:00 he threw up. Taylor ran upstairs and I had to clean up barf. As I was wiping the cushions I was thinking about how I should praise the Lord in all things. I already had worship music on in the background to help my patience level. Praising God really helped me laugh at the situation. I made up my mind that I wouldn't get any sleep anyway so I started praying too. It really was a great night even though the circumstances weren't great. These are times that force you to depend on Him. Thank you Lord for such lessons.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween fun!

My kids love Halloween. They especially love to dress up and of course the candy. We call it candy day. It's a fun time to talk to neighbors and let the kids create a look for the night.

Dylan made the Spongebob costume himself. It's so cute but it made his arms hurt having to have them up all night.

Taylor was a Kabuki theater woman and wore my old kimono. It's an authentic kimono that was hand-stitched as a gift for me when I taught over there years ago.

Austin was Dracula ( a character from literature mind you!) and had fun with that.

We took their friend Anna this year who was Sarah Palin. Since most of our neighborohood was Democrat I wasn't sure if anyone would be rude but everyone was very sweet. Many would say, "Hey look, Sarah Palin is making a personal campaign stop!" One lady asked if she was a teacher.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What my children do for fun!

This was an unauthorized activity but the kids took the leaf blower and blew it into their faces. THEy are funny pictures though although Bill had quite a talk about it with them. Another pic is of GAvin! Do you see how his face is starting to fill out? He's almost completely weaned off the lactation aid! Yeah! The other pic is of Austin and Liam having so much fun in leaves. We're trying to enjoy the beautiful weather now while we can!